Top Guns

The new Brady law went into effect last week, requiring a background check for anyone purchasing a firearm. But both the NRA and gun-control advocacy groups are dissatisfied with the new measure. Feel safe yet?


imageTelly Fowler
Age: 23
Resides:: Jersey City, New Jersey
Occupation: Dancer
Do you believe in stricter gun control? Yes.
How do you protect yourself? I'll try to argue you down first, but I'll fight back physically. I have a bad temper.
What is the most dangerous situation you've faced? This street gang once jumped me because I'm gay. I used my belt, I started swinging it around and then the police came and they ran away.

imageSpencer Jones
Age: 20
Resides:: Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Screenwriter
Do you believe in stricter gun control? I don't have a problem with the new law. I don't feel like I'm being violated.
How do you protect yourself? I listen to my fear.
What is the most dangerous situation you've faced?I had a gun stuck to my head once. I was washing my car and this guy was driving by. I guess I got him wet and he got out and threatened to kill me. I told the police but they couldn't do anything about it. He was this Cuban guy who happened to be a state witness.

imageLarry Jones
Age: 33
Resides:: Jersey City, New Jersey
Occupation: Architect
Do you believe in stricter gun control? It's a good start for gun control, to keep account of people who have guns. But I guess in some cases it might be necessary to have one, like if you feel like you need to protect your home.
How do you protect yourself? I know some karate.
What is the most dangerous situation you've faced? This woman who lived next to me got robbed, and just as the police came I rode up on my bike and they thought I was a suspect. They ran up to me with guns pointed. But my neighbor told them I lived next door. That was scary.

imageCharlotte Rosengren
Age: 20
Resides:: Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation: Sculptor
Do you believe in stricter gun control? In Sweden, you have to get a license and it's difficult to get one.
How do you protect yourself? Best to scream. Also I do a little martial arts— aikido.
What is the most dangerous situation you've faced? Once, I had a boyfriend, we got into an argument and he threatened to kill me, but my neighbors came and helped before he could do anything.

imageJeff Rausch
Age: 28
Resides:: Kensington, Brooklyn
Occupation: Art handler
Do you believe in stricter gun control? It's just great they're trying to enact new laws.
How do you protect yourself? Just by not getting myself into these situations.
What is the most dangerous situation you've faced? In college, I broke up with my girlfriend. She went out with somebody else, but later, at a party, we got together. Her boyfriend found out and fractured my cheekbone.

imageRafael Hernandez
Age: 26
Resides:: Harlem
Occupation: Unloader
Do you believe in stricter gun control? I feel they should just ban the whole thing.
How do you protect yourself? With my attitude— don't fuck with me and I won't fuck with you. Getting physical is the last choice. And if there are any weapons, I'll just back down.
What is the most dangerous situation you've faced? Coming home late one night, me and my friends were robbed at gunpoint by, like, five guys. So I swallowed my pride about it and they took everything. But I was just so mad they took my keys. Three in the morning I was locked out of my house.

imageJeffrey Porter
Age: 28
Resides:: Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
Occupation: Grad student
Do you believe in stricter gun control? I don't think anyone should have a gun. The amendment is outdated. It was designed for a different time.
How do you protect yourself? I keep my mouth shut.
What is the most dangerous situation you've faced? In a bar, this guy knocked over my drink and I asked him for a new one. Man, he lost it. He was so wacked out on coke I thought he was going to kill me. It was scary.
 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
 
New York Concert Tickets
Loading...